The present work is taken from the author's 1896 ed. published by Leroux with 694 p. and maps. This ed. was also published by the author in 4 fascicles : 1. Le vilayet de Beyrouth.--2. Le mutessariflik du Liban.--3. Le vilayet de la Syrie.--4. Le mutessariflik de Jerusalem. This is fascicle no. 1. ; Avant-propos, p. iii.